I can absolutely remember seeing commercials for various Bonk video games growing up but I didn’t know a single person that owned a TurboGrafx 16. To this date and even after years of yard sales and collecting vintage games I’ve never seen one in person, nor do I know anyone who has one.
Enjoy this piece of nostalgia I found on a VHS tape.
For a few years back in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s there seemed to be an ever-growing barrage of AOL discs in our mailboxes. Sometimes once a week, then a few times a week.. and eventually what seemed to be every damned day!
The Chaps gang found some fun new uses for the discs.
The year was 2000. A group of young amateur filmmakers were spending their free time shooting comedy sketches for their show “Chaps”, which aired on public access in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. “The Matrix” inspired a few of these parody videos including this one used as the show intro to the final episode (57).
Even though the acting was shoddy at best and wardrobe was non-existent, the editing and comedic timing in many spots still stands strong 15 years later.
Ah yes, back when television commercials were simple and straight to the point. It’s Leinenkugel’s Original — the beer that only Chippewa Falls natives can truly appreciate. It’s no Shandy or Oktoberfest, but there’s just something special about it if you’re from Chippewa.
Before there was “The Finesse” there was “Wes and the Arabian Finesse”. This early version of the group featured a younger, more raw music library and a few different musicians. This never-before-heard live recording is a new release from the vault at RAKIBIRD.
Personnel: Wesley Brunner, Rani + Raji Alowairdi and featuring Brandon Walters on lead guitar.